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Andréa Belding Elson, Violinist, to Serve as Concertmaster for "Fiddler on the Roof" Pit

Jessica Miller | Monday, April 15, 2019
Andréa Belding Elson, violinist, received a Bachelor of Music degree in Violin Andrea2_szd4web.jpgPerformance from the Cleveland Institute of Music under David Russell. In her junior year she was awarded the 2003 CIM Dr. Jerome Gross Award in Violin. As a senior, Andréa was appointed concertmaster of the Cleveland Philharmonic Orchestra, where she made her professional concerto debut performing the Beethoven Violin Concerto in 2004. She subsequently earned a Master of Music degree in Violin Performance and Suzuki Pedagogy at CIM under Stephen Rose and Kimberly Meier-Sims.

Andréa maintains a private studio in Bay Village and Solon where she teaches both violin and viola.

Andréa was recently reappointed concertmaster of the Cleveland Philharmonic Orchestra in the fall of 2017 under the direction of Maestro Dr. Liva. She was a member of the Canton Symphony Orchestra for five seasons, and the first violinist of the Black River String Quartet from Elyria, Ohio, for 12 years. She still plays concerts with CSO, Akron Symphony Orchestra, Blue Water Chamber Orchestra, and occasionally has subbed as concertmaster of the Heights Chamber Orchestra. She performs concertos frequently with the Lorain County Civic Orchestra. She is a founding member of the JAY trio (formerly the Aurora Trio). Andréa was a founding member of the Azalea Quartet and a finalist in both the 2010 J.C. Arriaga Chamber Music Competition and the 2010 Hugo Kauder International String Quartet Competition.

Join us at Lutheran West on April 12, 13, or 14 for "Fiddler on the Roof" on the Jochum Performing Arts Center stage. The Friday and Saturday shows will be at 7:00 p.m., with a Sunday show at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets are available online at

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